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February 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Review: Microsoft’s Surface Pro

In some ways Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, going on sale Saturday, is a radical new device. It’s the first full-blown PC made by Microsoft and one of the most potent tablet computers on the market now, especially at a starting price of $899 for a 64-gigabyte model. I’ve been testing a 128-gigabyte model that lists for…


Comments | More in Reviews | Topics: Gadgets & products, intel, iPad

April 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

PC sales beat expectations – up 2 percent

PC sales grew just 1.9 percent during the first quarter of 2012, according to a new report from Gartner. The research giant had predicted sales would decline 1.2 percent during the quarter. It said sales in Europe and the Middle East were better than expected, offsetting slowdowns in India and China. “While the PC industry has high…


Comments | Topics: apple, Dell, gartner

November 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Wow: Intel unveils 1 teraflop chip with 50-plus cores

I thought the prospect of quad-core tablet computers was exciting. Then I saw Intel’s latest — a 1 teraflop chip, with more than 50 cores, that Intel unveiled today, running it on a test machine at the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle. That means my kids may take a teraflop laptop to college — if their grades…


Comments | Topics: Cray, IBM, intel

September 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Windows 8 galore: Gallery of new tablets, PCs, ARM

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Samsung Windows 8 demo tablet that Microsoft handed out at the Build conference was just the beginning. PC and chip makers at the event are showing an array of different prototype tablets running the new operating system, including tablets built on mobile ARM processors like those used in mobile phones and the…


Comments | Topics: amd, intel, iPad

February 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Tech pioneer Carver Mead at UW, on dawn of Intel and PC era

In a speech at the University of Washington last night, computer pioneer Carver Mead shared all sorts of anecdotes about early days in the microelectronics industry that led to the PC revolution and today’s pocket computers. Mead – who coined the term Moore’s Law – told of having one of his regular dinners with his friend…


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